Bringing smiles to young patients

Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests across Canada celebrated the 25th anniversary of the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign by raising more than $12 million, a new record.

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie program started in 1996, originally raising funds for Hamilton Children’s Hospital. Twenty-five years later, the annual charitable campaign has now raised a total of more than $77 million for charities selected every year by restaurant owners.

This year, local Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests helped raise more than $75,000 to support Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation and The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children.

Tim Hortons is a long-time supporter of Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) and is proud to support its local hospital. Tim Hortons restaurants in Markham and Stouffville sold decorated cookies with blue eyes and cheerful pink smiles for $1 (plus tax). The full $1 from each Smile Cookie benefits The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children at MSH.

The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children at MSH provides quality, patient-centred care for pregnant women, infants and children up to age 18.

With the financial support from Tim Hortons and other community partners, the hospital can ensure our youngest patients have the life-saving equipment they need at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

As a leading community hospital, MSH serves one of Canada’s fastest growing regions. And as our community continues to grow, MSH must ensure it continues to not only meet the demand but deliver the highest quality care while doing so.

 

Photo: Rosanna Petricca, VP of Development of MSH Foundation, receives a cheque for more than $75,000 from local Tim Hortons owners.

 

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